Body Found at CVS In Wilton Manors; Police Investigating

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Photos by John McDonald.

Police found the body of a deceased male in a van at the CVS, located at Five Points, in Wilton Manors on Thursday.

The name of the white male, who appears to be in his mid to late 40s, is being withheld by police until his family is notified.

“It’s still an open investigation with the Sheriff’s Office,” said Wilton Manors Police Chief Paul O’Connell. Per an agreement between the city and BSO, all deaths within the city are investigated by BSO.

“We’re all standing by until the medical examiner comes back with his final conclusion.”

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A HazMat unit was utilized on the scene but O’Connell said nothing was found. It was only because of the state of the van, which was sealed, which dictated that police use caution in case some kind of toxic or poisonous was present.

“The vehicle was sealed in such a way that the red flags went up. There have been cases in the past where someone commits suicide . . . and rescuers are overcome [by the poisonous or toxic materials used],” said O’Connell.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Wilton Manors Police Department at 954-390-2150.

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